The Irish actor, who joined the teen soap in 2010, hopes to launch a Hollywood career at some point in his career.
However, Scanlan insisted to BBC Newsbeat that he has "unfinished business" with his violent alter ego Brendan.
"My loyalty lies with Hollyoaks at the moment. I've got so much love and respect for it and the character, Brendan Brady," he said.
"I want to see it out till the end. And I want to see how Brendan goes, hopefully it's with a bang."
The 33-year-old star, who was named 'Best Actor' at 2011's European Independent Film Festival for his role in Charlie Casanova, added: "When I leave this Earth I want a box set that I can be proud of. Right now I've got one movie in the box set."
"brutal" details of Brendan's life during Hollyoaks Later, which launched last night.
Bad boy Brendan has beaten Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) in the show's high-profile homosexual domestic abuse storyline.
Hollyoaks Later continues tonight (Tuesday, September 18) at 10pm on E4. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad